Completing the FAFSA

The 2020-2021 and/or 2022-23 FAFSA application is now available for completion.  For more information on what you can do to prepare, visit the following link to Federal Student Aid.

The income reported on the FAFSA will be from two years prior to the application year (referred to as “Prior-Prior Year”), rather than only one year prior to the application year.  This change has made the FAFSA easier because you will have your completed income tax information available at the time of application.  For more, visit Prior-Prior Year on the Web.

Using this “prior-prior year” information increases the likelihood that you (and your parents, if dependent) will be able to import income information directly from the IRS using the online Data Retrieval Tool (DRT).  This will reduce documentation requirements and administrative burdens for both you and the school.

Finally, remember to release your information to Muskegon Community College, college code #002297.  After submission, MCC will receive an electronic Institutional Student Information Report (ISIR).  A valid ISIR is a requirement for all aid programs based on financial need.

Ready to Start?

Once you’re ready, you have several ways to complete the FAFSA form, including the fafsa.gov website or the new myStudentAid mobile app. Using the app, you can fill out the FAFSA form safely and securely from your mobile device. On the app, you can also manage your FSA ID, view your federal student aid history and loan information, and more. The myStudentAid app is available from both the Apple App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android).


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